The Nursing Scholarship deadline has passed for fall 2023 freshmen. Join our mailing list to receive more information and updates about Carthage scholarships. 

Carthage awards one full-tuition-per-year, renewable, Nursing Scholarship to an incoming student. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates compassion and quality patient care, and is renewable for four years.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Carthage features an elite curriculum designed to incorporate best practices in the education of professional nurses. Graduates will be recognized for their astute clinical judgment, unfailing ethical practice, and outstanding, compassionate care.


The Competition

The Nursing Scholarship Competition will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, on the Carthage campus. Students will be notified the week of November 7 if selected to compete. If selected to compete, candidates will be invited to the on-campus competition where they will complete a conversation with a member of the Carthage nursing faculty and complete a short essay.


How to Apply

Candidates interested in the Nursing Scholarship Competition must complete the following no later than November 2023.

  • Submit an application for admission to Carthage and supporting materials (high school transcripts).
  • Submit the Nursing Scholarship Application (available September 2023).
  • Submit a 250-word essay: Why do you want to be a nurse? (This is part of the online scholarship application.)

To apply for the nursing scholarship, candidates must intend to major in nursing.

The Nursing Scholarships may incorporate all Carthage assistance. Scholarships and grants may be combined with federal and state grants, not to exceed full tuition. Carthage also offers additional scholarships. See our scholarship page for details.